Not even three days into the cease-fire agreement, Israel has already managed to break the truce. Anwar Qudiah aged 20 had been the latest of the fallen, leaving the number of martyrs to a now high total of 165. He was said to have been shot in the mouth (as you’d be able to see in the photo above) by the Israeli Border Forces. The martyred and a few other fellow farmers were trying to get to their farms, of which, were close to the border between Gaza and Israel, in the east of the Gaza Strip, KhanYounis. 19 others were said to have been injured, as well.
Do take note people,
The cease-fire agreement wasn’t just about “ceasing fire” Israel also had agreed to, and I quote :
Opening the crossings and facilitating the movements of people and transfer of goods and refraining from restricting residents’ free movements and targeting residents in border areas and procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire.
The funny thing is, they were still in their land. They hadn’t even over-stepped the boundaries of the borders.
Just in case we’ve forgotten the content of the agreement, and would love to know what else lies in it,
CAIRO (Reuters) — Following is the verbatim English text of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza that was reached Wednesday with Egyptian mediation.
The text was distributed by the Egyptian presidency.
Agreement of Understanding For a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip
1: (no title given for this section)
A. Israel should stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land, sea and air including incursions and targeting of individuals.
B. All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border.
C. Opening the crossings and facilitating the movements of people and transfer of goods and refraining from restricting residents’ free movements and targeting residents in border areas and procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire.
D. Other matters as may be requested shall be addressed.
2: Implementation mechanisms:
A. Setting up the zero hour for the ceasefire understanding to enter into effect.
B. Egypt shall receive assurances from each party that the party commits to what was agreed upon.
C. Each party shall commit itself not to perform any acts that would breach this understanding. In case of any observations Egypt as the sponsor of this understanding shall be informed to follow up.
HAD THAT AGREEMENT MEANT NOTHING TO ISRAEL?
So, having had all of that said, what say you? Is the cease-fire agreement now irrelevant, or did Israel simply have the right to have done what they did?
Speak for those who can’t speak. You have the power.